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CSPAN
Aug 5, 2013 9:00pm EDT
>> tonight we start at the beginning, exploring the life and times of martha washington. >> martha washington was george washington's confidant. >> she was a person very absorbed in duty and very capable. but she didn't like that. she called herself a prisoner of state. >> by the same token that every step washington took to find the office, so in a very real sense kit be said everything martha washington did like wise. >> it was a business-like relationship, but not i think without affection. i think they had deep respect and affection for each other. >> it was as close to her how many town. she would own most of this block going back a couple acres, which mean she owned a huge chunk of what williamsburg was. there was a lot of tragedy in martha washington's life, she lost her first husband. she was raised a rich woman. now, what that means in 18th century is not familiesly what it means today. >> when she marries george washington she brings with her to mount vernon 12 house slaves, and that is really almost an unimaginable luxury. >> it takes her 10 days to travel here to valley
CSPAN
Aug 5, 2013 10:30pm EDT
quick final question from julie the road from mt. verse non and washington's port city. hello. >> george washington and george may sorry were very good friends. two wives, had anne, and she passed away. and then sara. wondering what the relationship was between martha and either of george mason's wives? >> they were friendly neighbors know, they never became intimate friends. friendship was a political casualty. but after the constitutional onvention, which, of course, washington sanctioned and mason it spelled in , many ways an end to their friendship. twitter, george and martha washington, quite the power couple. we close out bringing us full circle, what are the important things for people to the influence of martha washington. >> i think it's important to powerful she and on and how dependent he was her. his achievements were his achievements. him aving her there with made them much more possible. >> i think that's true. defined influence in a way that perhaps contemporary have difficulty understanding. but the fact of the matter is, she was the most influential of the ear
CSPAN
Aug 5, 2013 8:00pm EDT
huge investments. one of the problems in washington is due to the tea party. the tea party wants to have a sequester an across-the-board cuts. with to stop that mentality. we are investments to infrastructures -- we have to stop that mentality. we have to make investments to infrastructure. development, we have used our strack structure -- our tax structure to bring back jobs from overseas. chinese used cap structured and subsidies to encouragement and faxing. manufacturing can come back to unite states, but we have to encourage it. companies cannot move their money overseas. companies will stay here and ofufactured here because transportation cost. we're not doing that. we have to make a difference. >> that let me to where i want to go. there are those who say that it is time for america to do something to jumpstart our economic recovery. 162,000 jobs disappointed wall street. we had to do something with our tax code to reflect the need of a modern-day economy. i harken back to the days when i was a young reporter covering bill bradley who came up with the fair tax. tax code thate
CSPAN
Aug 6, 2013 1:00am EDT
washington martha. she was always called patsy as lady bird johnson was never called claudia. so i was just wondering, you mentioned in his letters when he referred to her in his letter that it was just mentioned on the telephone that he did call her patsy. and i also wanted to mention that in the story that i'm reading about martha and george washington that the house, mt. vernon, was originally the home of his half brother, george washington's half brother. that he lived in a smaller farm. and i wondered if you are going to talk anything about his years as a surveyor or is this really about the years with martha as an adult? >> thank versus much. this is actually martha washington's time in the sun. so we won't talk about george's early career. what about the nickname patsy? >> patsy, pat, patty were the nicknames for martha in those days just as peg or peggy is a nickname for margaret. the martha nickname has fallen out of favor. nobody was named patricia back then. the only patsies were martha's. that was simply the common name. >> the smaller farm she's reference ing? >> small
MSNBC
Aug 6, 2013 4:00pm PDT
evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. reince priebus is on the warpath again. the rnc chairman who has made bones trying to suppress african-american votes now has a plan to suppress the free media. having waged war on the 15th amendment, the one that gave african-americans the right to vote, he is now batting down the hatches on a free press. priebus's plan, which he described last night is to take control of the republican nominating process, deciding who will be the moderators of the debates, which debates will be authorized and which networks will be allowed to sponsor them. he, reince priebus will henceforth decide who gets to moderate the debates, where they will be permitted and which networks will be given the privilege of sponsoring them. he reince priebus will decide this big push for personal control is consistent with his oversight of a major republican plan to make it harder for minorities, the elderly and young voters to cast ballots. having loaded people down with more document requirements, voter photo i.d. cards and the rest and
CNBC
Aug 6, 2013 7:00pm EDT
his new "washington post." another week, another so-called major speech from president obama. he says he's ending fannie mae and freddie mac. but i see at least one if not two new government insurance plans. is anything really changing here besides rhetoric? and as the time warner/cbs blackout continues here's the big question. will this speed up the demise of the cable tv model? more and more americans are looking into cutting that cord. all those stories and much more coming up in "the kudlow report," beginning right now. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm larry kudlow. this is "the kudlow report." first up tonight, a major shake-up at two of the country's most influential newspapers. after four generations of family ownership the "washington post" is selling to amazon ceo jeff bezos. this coming on the heels of the "new york times" fire sale of the "boston globe," unloading the paper to red sox owner john henry for seven cents on the dollar. so what do the "washington post," "the new york times," "the boston globe," and let's add the "l.a. times" and the "chicago tribune," what do the
PBS
Aug 5, 2013 6:30pm PDT
shocker. the washington post company sells its number and publishing assets to amazon.com founder. the deal capped the day of big news in print, online and in television. >> looser lending. new reports say banks are lowering standards for businesses, consumer and home buyers. does it signal a return to the bad old days of too easy credit? >> home grown, walmart pledges to buy american made goods. how it could affect manufacturing. we kick off a special series called made in america. >> it was a stunning late day capper today to a day of major news affecting the newspapers you read, the websites you visit, the tv networks you watch, and the cable systems you may subscribe to. amazon.com founder and ceo is buying the publishing business of the washington post company. which includes the fames newspaper for $250 million. the post long run by members of the eugene meyer and graham families reached the peak of its fame for tough reporting, during the watergate era. baso says, i understand the critical role the post plays in washington, d.c., and our nation, and the post's values will n
Current
Aug 6, 2013 3:00am PDT
! "washington post" has been sold! whoa! hey, good morning, everybody. nation's capital waking up to that shocking bit of news this morning and people all around the country talking about it, as well. good morning, good morning, great to see you. it's a tuesday. tuesday, august 6th, in fact. and we are here in our nation's capital, booming out to you all across this great land of ours on your local progressive talk radio station, lucky if you've got one and give them your full support and on current tv for another week and a day here. and we're glad to be with you whether you're watching or listening, keep up with us here on the "full court press" and join the conversation. because our job is to let you know what's going on this morning here in our nation's capital, around the country and around the globe. your job is to tell us what you think about it all. and what you think we ought to be doing about it. 1-866-55-press is your ticket. that's our toll free number. 1-866-55-press. and then you go on twitter, if you prefer. give us your comments at bpshow or on facebook at facebook.com/bil
FOX Business
Aug 6, 2013 3:00pm EDT
purchase of "the washington post" mean for the entire news industry? "countdown to the closing bell" starts right now. ♪ double knockout ♪ ♪ liz: good afternoon, i am liz claman and it is the last hour of trading. a glitch in trading that we want to tell you about. global markets it is not yet known and last time we had a technical glitch on march 23, it has the part of the ipo. and cbs calling time warner cable a bluff on their offer of a sham. time warner cable has proposed is to return the cable. but only as an À la carte operation and offering. we are seeing hat done about two full percentage points newspaper ads making sure that people understand the position gold dropping $19.60 to 1000 to 82. it is just slightly above that right now. we are talking about this program. we just don't know where to go at this point. >> we are accounting for 86 points. ibm is pulling the dow jones down. part of it is the downgrade that you just mentioned. they are saying that the stock fell as low as $175. they are much closer of the 52 week low than the 52 week high. liz: how far is try c
MSNBC
Aug 6, 2013 2:00am PDT
most remarkable housing recoveries. tracie potts joins us live from washington with a preview. what about these new proposals do we expect to hear from the president? >> we expect him to talk about saving money. the real focus is going to be the middle class. and part of that is going to be restructuring how we do mortgages, trying to prevent the collapse of a freddie mac and fannie mae that we saw over the last several years and putting a lot more private money behind mortgages. he's also going to talk about the white house says saving $3,000 per family by making it easier to get mortgages and easier to refinance. for example, wiping out closing costs. if you re-fi to a lower term. what's significant here is where he's saying it. going back to arizona where he first addressed this issue four years ago. >> thank you. >>> and now here is your first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. here's something you don't hear every day. a politician being open about their future plans. wendy davis did that monday while addressing the national press club. >> i can say with absolut
MSNBC
Aug 6, 2013 8:00am PDT
fighting. >>> also said founder of amazon to buy "the washington post." what does that mean for the floundering legacy of the paper? the panel will weigh in on that. yes! one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues... with three strains of good bacteria. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. the beach on your tv is much closer than it appears. seize the summer with up to 50% off hotels at travelocity. there's a new way to fight litter box odor. introducing tidy cats with glade tough odor solutions. two trusted names, one amazing product. my electrolux french door refrigerator gives me a lot more entertaining possibilities. with features like the perfect temp drawer that has a wide variety of temperature settings, i can store anything from desserts to deliciously fresh seafood at the ideal serving temperature. so everything is perfectly fresh. tonight i'm using the just the two of us setting. electrolux. be even more amazing. see the electrolux kitchen and laundry appliance collection at the home depot today. >>> yankee
PBS
Aug 6, 2013 3:00pm PDT
with the chairman and c.e.o. of the "washington post's" parent company, donald graham. >> warner: "i am the shooter," declared army major nidal hasan at the start of his trial in an attack that killed 13 at fort hood, texas. we look at today's opening arguments and early testimony. >> ifill: the pentagon eased financial pain for its employees by cutting unpaid furlough from 11 days to six. ray suarez discusses the budget cuts and terror threats with deputy secretary of defense ashton carter. >> our effort to deal with the current budget situation, we believe, has to be driven by strategy. that is, a view of the future. terrorism is one of those things that's going to be around. >> warner: and more than 1.5 million people have fled the bloody syrian civil war. we have an on-the-ground report from the world's second largest refugee camp in jordan. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and the william and flora hewlett foundation, workin
MSNBC
Aug 6, 2013 9:00am PDT
of the sky in washington. he's not. this is a federal system and that means the states are involved. and that's as it should be. and i think more power to him -- or more kudos to had him for wanting to do it that way. some states are participating in the health care markets. some are not. the feds will do it if the states don't. on immigration, there's a role for the states and i think it is going to be an ecpabded role for the states in any kind of reform. on health care, the interesting thing to me is that the business -- a lot of the business community wants obama care to go through. by business community, i mean hospitals, insurers, health care networks, they want more customers. so they went to this republican red state governor and said, you know what? this is pro business. be for it. and she was. >> i think to howard's point, the notion that no good deed goes unpunished. jan brewer is expanding the medical roles which i think is a very good move. there's very little that i think jan brewer does that's good. this is a good thing. low-income arizonans will have access to health
PBS
Aug 6, 2013 4:30pm PDT
joins us from washington with more on what all this might mean. >> reporter: suzy, it should come as no surprise mortgage is front and center, as interest rates are rising, credit is the last barrier to full housing recovery. >> our housing market is beginning to heal. >> reporter: president obama returned to arizona, one of the hardest hit states in the housing crash four years after using this dessert backdrop. >> we got to turn the badpage o the bubble and bust. we need a housing system durable and fair and rewards responsibility for generations to come. >> reporter: it's reforming the nation's 10 trillion dollar mortgage market making it easier for home buyers and putting capital at the center of housing finance ask pulling government out. that means a gradual wind down of giants fannie mae and freddy mac, which together with the fha back over 90% of new loans. >> i believe our housing system should operate where there's a limited government role and pry vent lending should be the backbone of the housing market. >> reporter: the president's plan to make investors pay up front for a
CSPAN
Aug 5, 2013 8:30pm EDT
society. "the washington post" company agreed monday to sell its flagship newspaper to amazon.com founder and chief executive jeffrey these those. ownership of the paper after four generations. next week at back at former "washington post" owner the late katharine graham discussing her biography, personal history. c-span: author personal history did your children learn anything from this book about you? >> guest: that's a hard question. i'm sure they probably did but i couldn't tell you exact a wife. c-span: all of the stuff in here about your early life and your husband about that, did you talk that out? >> guest: yes, i think they understand that he was ill. the oldest one was 20 and the youngest one was 11 so they had to deal with it then and always. c-span: the question i had after i read the book was why do you want us to know all of this? >> guest: i really don't suppose that i meant to tell everything to everybody but once i sat down to write my story i just tend to be frank and open and i wanted to be very truthful and i wrote it the way i saw it. i told it the best i coul
MSNBC
Aug 6, 2013 10:00am PDT
washington post" to amazon's ceo jeff bezos seen here deal making at a media summit last month in sun valley. but can the king of dotcom save print? >> we knew we could keep the "post" alive. we knew it could survive. but our aspirations for the "post" have always been higher by that. >> this is going to shake things up. >>> good day, i'm andrea mitchell in washington. nearly 100 u.s. government personnel flew out of yemen today on a c-17 air force cargo plane. leaving only a kel stal emergenskeletal emergency staff behind because of what the state department is calling the extremely high threat level. th all of this comes after the interception of al qaeda communications threatening major attacks on u.s. interests. joining me now from new york, nbc's ama, but richard, first to you. you just finished interviewing john mccain there in cairo. what is he saying about the situation in egypt and the threat level in neighboring yemen? >> reporter: i just left the senator a couple of minutes ago. i was afraid i wasn't going to get to your show in time. he said he is very concerned about what
CNBC
Aug 6, 2013 9:00am EDT
of media, washington post selling the newspaper publishing businesses including amazon to jeff bezos, and julia boorstin has more on that blockbuster deal. >> this news took everyone including editors and writer at the post by surprise. the washington post's company whose name will change saw the stock rise with caplan tech being sold and now what the billionaire icon plans to do with the newspaper. jeff bezos stressed what a newspaper plays in a free society, and he says that the newspaper's duty remain s s to readers and not the owner. the charting of the map ahead is not going to be easy, and there is a need to invent, which means we will need to experiment. and after knowing each other for a decade, this came together in the conference last month. >> we met at a conference fa face-to-face twice. the second week in july. we spent an hour together, and he asked for time to study the numbers, and then we spent another two hour s together, an at the end he said he wanted to go ahead. >>> that is hardly the first billionaire to buy into publish i ing. the red sox owner john henr
Current
Aug 6, 2013 3:00pm PDT
of the billionaire newspaper owner's club when he scooped up the "washington post" for a cool quarter billion dollars. he joins a growing list which includes among others . . . and so who cares? newspapers are dying anyway, right? not so fast, a 2009 report showed that not only do 75% of adults still read newspapers, but local and online news overwhelmingly originates from traditional papers like the "washington post." so most americans newspaper still originates there. the idea that newspapers have been marginalized and replaced by the internet is a total fallacy. they have the kind of power that charles foster cane dreamed of. >> people will think -- >> what i tell them to think. >> david: and alex wrote today . . . jeff bezos is a man who can afford that kind of influence. the purchase price of a quarter billion dollars is less than 1% of his $28 billion net worth. so is he just bored, a rich guy buying a new toy? his company is definitely politically engaged. under his leadership, amazon has vigorously opposed anti-just legislation. they have also lobbies for lower taxes a
CBS
Aug 6, 2013 4:00am PDT
, cbs news, washington. >>> baseball slugger alex rodriguez has until thursday to officially appeal a suspension that would keep him out of baseball through next season. rodriguez and 12 other big leaguers were punished following baseball's investigation of performance-enhancing drugs, but it was rodriguez who was hit hardest. he was back on the field last night, his first major league game of the year. jericka duncan reports. >> reporter: the crowd in chicago where the yankees took on the white sox last night greeted alex rodriguez with some cheers. but mostly jeers as he returns to the majors after learning his fate. rodriguez hit a single in his first at-bat but his return to the yankees following injury was not the comeback he wanted. earlier in the day, major league baseball announced rodriguez will be suspended for a record 211 games, through the end of the 2014 season. >> it's been crazy, but from this point on, i'm going to do my very best to focus on baseball. >> reporter: that may be easier said than done. rodriguez said he'll appeal the suspension handed down for allegedl
MSNBC
Aug 6, 2013 3:00am PDT
contributor mike barnicle. and in washington, pulitzer-prize winning columnist and associate editor of the -- >> amazon -- >> newly sold "washington post," wow, big news there, in your world, gene. we'll talk about that. >> no free shipping for you, mika. >> he's like the free shipping czar now. >> my goodness. none for me. >> all right. mike barnicle, this is like a big day -- >> mike, this is huge. >> this is. >> this is -- >> i was surprised. >> as willie was saying last night at the holiday inn, the plates are shifting under the media world and then we had a couple smokes and watched old reruns of "night of a thousand". >> you ran out of cigarettes before i got there. >> one pack talking about the globe, another pack -- >> the sale of the post as i'm sure gene will have more to say on this, it was stunning. >> it's an earthquake. >> stunning. >> but no family, few families who have owned newspapers have been better at it and more honorable at it than the graham family and i choose to think donnie graham and the waymouth aspect of the clan chose to sell the paper to save the paper. >> a
LINKTV
Aug 6, 2013 2:00pm PDT
newspaper that brought down a presidency. amazon founder jeff bezos is to buy the washington post. >> a big anniversary on mars. the one-year anniversary of the curiosity rover on the surface of the red planet. >> thanks for joining us. a court in hungary has convicted for right-wing extremist for murders in 2008 and 2009. three received life sentences and a fourth man got a 14-year sentence. >> hon. officials have been accused of moving slowly to investigate the crimes -- hungarian officials have been accused of moving slowly. >> hostility toward minorities has grown in hungary in recent years. a far-right party has become the third largest in parliament. >> the men shot dead one victim was she was sleeping. they also set a house on the buyer. and those inside tried to escape, they shot dead a child and his father. >> the accused are guilty as charged. they are sentenced to life in prison without parole. >> she is the mother of the man killed while fleeing his burning home. she says authorities botched investigations. >> there are many strange things about this case. the problem is that li
CNBC
Aug 6, 2013 4:00am EDT
11:20. and amazon founder jeff bezos agreed to buy "the washington post," the paper battles falling circulation. what does this mean for the business of media? more analysis with bertha coombs from the states. and also, we take the pulse of the solar industry with edward guinness, ceo of guinness alternative energy fund. got any thoughts or comments, please e-mail us, worldwide@cnbc.com. we kick off in the corporate sector. a bit of a sell-off for want of a spin-off. sony shares dropping more than 5% after the japanese firm rejected investor dan loeb's plan to spin off part of its entertainment arm. some losses after the hedge fund said it would keep talking with sony to find more shareholder value. in a letter to third point, the ceo defended keeping full control of the entertainment unit, saying it helped to drive synergies. sony agreed to sharpen its earnings picture when it comes to disclosing movie and music revenues. you said they wouldn't really bend to dan loeb's influence. where does this leave him now? >> well, i think the fact of the matter is that if there is more recogn
MSNBC
Aug 6, 2013 2:30am PDT
washington post." and you might want to know that not just working at airports anymore. get that laptop out. get the stinky shoes off and get up for "way too early." >>> good morning. brian shactman here. we have a story about the relationship between twitter and tv watching. put it this way. i need a few more followers here if we're going to get this thing right. we begin with a pretty disturbing story out of pennsylvania. a man is in custody this morning accused of shooting and killing several people at a town meeting. he's accused of opening fire through the window of the meeting in ross township, which is about 15 minutes outside of pittsbur pittsburgh. he then reportedly walked in and started shooting at random. one witness said he was wearing a blue hawaiian shirt as he shot three people and injured two others. . he went back to his car and according to police got another gun. he was bear hugged and shot with his own gun by a local official who was at the meting. he had an ongoing fight with township officials over threats that his property would be condemned. >>> also this mornin
CSPAN
Aug 6, 2013 7:00am EDT
-span.org the ride out this morning are pretty much the same. this is from "the washington post," this morning. host: another right up this morning in "usa today." taking a look to some of the analysis perceptions on the, shutting down some many diplomatic facilities over a large geographical area "means that officials -- host: for our first half hour this morning we will take your thoughts on security issues in light of this recent announcement, the closing of diplomatic missions, we want to get your thoughts on it as well. again, if you want to give us a call, it is for republicans, 202-585-3881. for democrats, 202-585-3880. for independents, 202-585-3882. you can make your thoughts known to us on twitter this morning and on our facebook page. 25 people posted before the start of the show, some of the thoughts are -- host: some of the ways you can make your thoughts known this morning, the numbers are there on your screen. ed, starting off this morning of the democratic line from cincinnati, ohio. caller: i have a comment now about the previous program with wendy davis. texas clinics
MSNBC
Aug 5, 2013 9:00pm PDT
something called "the washington post" to his portfolio of investments alongside the 10,000-year clock in that mountain in west, texas, and also a company that makes little tiny mobile air bags that are supposed to deploy when they sense that you might be dropping your cell phone. and also pets.com and cosmo.com both of which went out of business when he invested in them, when news broke today that the venerable "washington post" was being bought by jeff bezos for $250 million cash, which is less than 1% of what he is worth, does what that means and what you think about that depend more on what you think about the "washington post" as an institution or what you think of jeff bezos as a guy? how much does ownership of news outlets make a difference in the worth of what those news outlets produce? that is becoming a less and less abstract question all the time in our country now because as the news business becomes totally fiscally devalued, frankly, random people can buy even its most esteemed and important pillars for the change rolling around in the bottom of their golf bag. wha
NBC
Aug 6, 2013 4:00am PDT
. tracie potts joins us from washington. any good news we can get on that. what new proposals are in the works. >> he's got a couple of them. he'll be announcing them in phoenix. the where here just as important as the what. this is where president obama was four years ago talking about the housing crisis. now he goes back to phoenix. they are having a baste bounceback, but they still have a long way to go. today there, the president is expected to talk about borrowing and refinancing, saving middle class families $3,000 a year. he'll pitch the idea, putting a lot more private money behind mortgages. so the government is not so much at risk so we don't see collapses like fannie mae and freddie mac. and this is key, in arizona, he's going to be talking about the link to immigration. suggesting that with 40% of new homeowners as immigrants, fixing immigration could fix the housing problem as well. >> looking at housing for us. tracie potts, thank you. >>> alex rodriguez may have avoided a lifetime ban, but the mlb's 211-game suspension has put the player's future in jeopardy. on monday, ma
FOX Business
Aug 6, 2013 9:20am EDT
washington post." and imogen lloyd webber says that this deal could give him more influence in d.c. over politics, really? >> and profit is paper, buy influence to an extent. washington d.c. obviously a company town. this is a company paper and busy trying to make inroads into washington d.c. last week obama was doing that great big jobs speech in tennessee at an amazon warehouse. and amazon has been dealing with sales taxes and that big drama recently is going to come up against regulators moving forward because it's just so big. so, yes, it buys him a seat at the table, so it's a factor buying it. only 1% of his fortune to get a seat at the table. >> do you agree with that strategy. do you think it's a good idea for the top guy in a top company to approach politics and get involved in politics, and get involved in washington, the company town, the political town? is that a good move? >> it's necessary. the tech guys have been doing that although the guys are spending a fortune on the lobbyists in washington and this is very clever. add to which the guys libertari libertarian leanings a
FOX Business
Aug 5, 2013 11:00pm EDT
? here's what is also certain. not only washington, the congress and the ignorance of it. check this out from congressman keith ellington over the weekend reporter: >> the government has a right. the governmentt and the people f united the united states running the programs of thunited states. so this includes health and welfare and housing and all of the things. neil: what he is proposing paying for all of these things iludes going after his money and all of these things. including the government would levy a sales tax on stocks and bonds and that would be uncle sam wanting a in on your money. what the congressman said it's really not your goomoney, it's the government's money. for you to hold and that money and distribute it as they see fit. the robin hood is nothing on this. it's pretty much all of these guys. we are talking about the outraged republicans. online, another neither is addressing thecountry. each side is compounding the problem. to take a look at this spraling de clock again. isn't it time that we scream stop it? it is the threat of another government shutdown and more s
FOX Business
Aug 6, 2013 11:00am EDT
washington post, but will this be a lasting marriage? actor george clooney calling out hedge fund manager dan lobe saying he's a greedy carpet bagger who doesn't know what actors do. a scandalous affair, one guest says that's what lawmakers did by opting out of obamacare before they went on vacation. all of that and so much more coming up this hour on "markets now." ♪ dagen: newspapers are the new trophy wives of the super rich and probably cost less money than women. first, the markets, dog days of summer giving investors little to trade on, but we have a market deep in the red right now, and look who is at the new york stock exchange. that's adam. >> hey, dagen. dagen: hey, adam. >> down 137 points on the dough, blame ibm. winners, though, three in the green, and disney, getting earnings later today besides the stink-a-radiobomb, "lone rangers" but the s&p a different story, fossil with a great day at the s&p, even though we broke below 1700, shares up 17%, washington post set a new high, up 4.6%, and beers up 4.4%. back to you. dagen: did ashton kutcher ring the opening bell
CNN
Aug 6, 2013 1:00pm PDT
dozens of fbi agents from new york and washington over there and they say they're making progress. >> and the next step is to get the libyan government involved to try to arrest him. >> that's right. >> evan perez, excellent work. we appreciate it. let's bring in adam schiff. i know can you not comment on a sealed document, a sealed criminal charge, but what is your response to the news cnn just broke in general terms? are you under the impression that the investigation is proceeding rapidly and that the libyan government is being cooperative? what can you tell us? >> well, wouldn't describe it as rapidly. we've had multiple briefings on the intelligence committee about the progress of the investigation. it's been frustrating for many of us that it hasn't moved faster but it is a very difficult working environment for our agents. their security is of paramount concern. gathering evidence in libya, you might imagine, very difficult, finding, interviewing witnesses, extremely difficult. i was a prosecutor for six years and i can only imagine the challenge of trying to put together a
Current
Aug 5, 2013 5:00pm PDT
country for a half of century secrecy. >> the argument is there is a huge industry in washington of lobbyists who are only focused on tax code changes. and they bring a lot of pressure to the committees. so the optimist in my argument is that senators are only put forward changes in the tax code that would be good for most americans if they can put them forth in an anonymous way that would prevent those lobbyists knowing which senator pushed the issue. here is how we know that is a lot of nonsense. this is essentially taxation without representation. that is you are not allowed to see what your senator are putting forward. we know this was the two people putting it forward are arguably the most connected to the k street lobbying. mac baucus was recently called the senator from k street. and as business weak has reported, we basically know that a secrecy system is designed to make sure the proposals approximating put forward, preserve the most publicly embarrassing tax proposal that the average american would despite, but the corporate specialist would want. >> john: you mentioned it
FOX News
Aug 5, 2013 10:00pm PDT
washington and take a five-week vacation and what about the president jetting off to martha's vineyard? is this a good time for him to do that? we asked donald trump. donald, nice to talk to you. >> hi, greta. >> okay, donald. any thoughts on congress taking a five-week vacation? >> well, with what's going on in the country, and that includes the president, this is not a good time to be taking vacation. you lead by example and vacation is not what this country wants to see right now. you have a debt ceiling coming up, lots of other things happening. the country is a mess. we have 17 trillion now in debt which is hard to believe but 17 trillion. this is not a good time to be taking a vacation. >> i did a little research which i also posted on greta wire. the reason they are taking a five-week vacation goes back to 1791, and that's pause it was so hot in washington in august. it was very tough on the legislatures, but i should point out they have had air conditioning in the u.s. capitol since about 1950, so the reason why they are taking a vacation dates back to 1791. what do you think about
LINKTV
Aug 6, 2013 2:30pm PDT
in washington d.c.. attack thatside rocked the u.s. military in 2009. they opened fire on fellow soldiers at the fort in the military base. he has admitted killing 13 people and injuring 32 others in the attack in 2009. the opening of his court artial has declared -- trying to find a way out of the deadlock in egypt, to senators in cairo to hold talks. republicans wednesday gramm and john mccain sent by president obama. they have been talking to , at this is what john mccain had to say. >> we have also said that the circumstances of the former government's removal, we have not come to egypt to dwell on the past. democracy is the only viable path to a lasting stability, national reconciliation and sustainable economic growth. and the return of investment and tourism in egypt. >> to an asia is bracing itself for protests later this tuesday. they're calling for the islamists led government to go. turmoil has mounted in recent months since the assassination of two opposition politicians. >> to killings that have struck at the heart of the opposition. shot dead outside his home, a pol
CNN
Aug 6, 2013 10:00am PDT
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FOX Business
Aug 5, 2013 10:00pm EDT
thoughts? >> there is definitely a problem in washington, specifically in the administration. reading and understanding what is al qaeda, if it is weaker are not, it is not the central part of al qaeda has shifted from power to the affiliates. the center is still around. it always has a new chairman. the affiliate's growing. and the offshoots a growing. there are ten more battlefields that al qaeda is now conducting operations and then when it began in 2001 or when it attacked us. e most recent one is northern china --orthersinai which could disrupt the suez canal transportation system or the arab-israeli. so by far al qaeda is much ronger, lighter, complicated and complex than it was before. lou: is there a lack of - well, i would just say news, the press, involvement in the story of al qaeda? this administration has approached the line very, very carefully and closely saying -- regarding the war on terrorism to be a demand. what is going on? >> the only people that believe the president of the washington press corps. qaeda is bigger than ever. much bolder than ever. if you look at the r
CNN
Aug 6, 2013 3:00am PDT
bells across washington a few days ago. the feeling is that al qaeda and yemen now really in the final stages of planning something and it is a race to figure out what it is that they are planning. kate, chris? >> barbara, thanks so much. >>> hours after being suspended from baseball for performance-enhancing drugs, alex rodriguez woo in the lineup last night for the new york yankees. he heard it from the crowd. just listen. do you hear that? those are boos as he stepped up to the plate in chicago. jason carroll is live at u.s. cellular field. >> reporter: they weren't just booing but shouting and calling him a cheater and lier and saying things like throw the bum out. as for alex rodriguez, he says he is fighting for his life and appealing is the only way to defend himself. the sounds of boos and cheers echoing throughout u.s. cellular field in chicago on monday night as alex rodriguez debuted for the yankees, just hours after major league baseball announced it was suspending him for allegedly using performance-enhancing drugs. the embattled third baseman talked about what it ha
CBS
Aug 6, 2013 7:00am PDT
the threat. bob orr in washington with new information. bob, good morning. >> good morning. the u.s. is moving now on multiple front. overnight a drone strike killed four suspected militants in yemen. at the same time intelligence analysts working around the clock pressing for details about the potential threat and new defense measures put in place. security tightened around new york city landmarks and at some of the nation's airports. overseas officials are on guard for potential truck bombs that could be used against large buildings like embassies. sources say the threat emerged last week when intelligence analysts intercepted communication between ayman al zawahiri and al wuhayshi, the leader in the peninsula. according to sources, urged to step up against u.s. targets vaguely urging something big. communications had a sense of urgery. the one-time personal secretary to osama bin laden runs the yemen-based branch of al qaeda. his group, aqap has proven to be the most aggressive in plotting against american targets. they are home to an explosives expert who targeted u.s.-bound air
CSPAN
Aug 6, 2013 5:00pm EDT
. >> host: they are spending constraints in washington so that is the topic we will be addressing coming up next with two members of congress bobby scott at and scott rigell both of virginia republican and democrat. we will keep taking your phonecalls. rodney oliver and jeff wassmer for having c-span here at the port of virginia for welcoming us in working with us to make this happen so viewers can understand a little bit more about how ports work in this country so appreciate your time. thanks again. >> guest: thank you. >> guest: thank you. >> host: we are back live from the port of virginia in norfolk virginia where there are 35 ships a week that come to call at this port alone. 350,000 jobs supported a support in this area and an economic impact annually a 41 to $43 billion. we have two members of congress here with us, scott rigell republican of virginia representing the second district and bobby scott democrat of virginia representing the third district. gentlemen thank you both for being here. appreciate your time here this morning. it's obvious that the port is a big econo
MSNBC
Aug 6, 2013 1:00pm PDT
just to get by. and reversing this trend should be, must be washington's highest priority. it's my highest priority. i want to make sure that in america, it doesn't matter what you look like, where you come from, who you love, you should be able to make it when you try. you should be able to make it. now, unfortunately for the last year or so, we've had an endless parade of distractions and political posturing and phony scandals that shift focus away from what do we need to do to shore up middle class families and create ladders of opportunity for folks to get into the middle class. and as washington heads towards another budget debate, the stakes could not be higher. and that's why i'm traveling around, laying out my ideas for how we have to build the cornerstones of what it means to be middle class. a good job with good wages. a home to call your own. a good education. affordable health care that's there for you when you get sick. a secure retirement even if you're not rich. the opportunity, the ladders of opportunity for people to earn their way into the middle class. to work th
CNN
Aug 6, 2013 2:00pm PDT
latest details. >> reporter: wolf, with all the other news breaking in washington today, this caught many people far off guard that the news that the former president had a heart health scare. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: in office and out, george w. bush has been regarded by many as the most fit president ever. he took up mountain biking at the suggestion of his doctors and even though he's had cuts and bruises along the way, he's been pedaling of since. he now hosts an annual ride honoring wounded soldier covering 60 miles at a stretch through the texas countryside. >> for me it's one of the most uplifting experiences i've had in my adult life, probably my whole life. >> reporter: it's not just cycling. the former president has enjoyed running, swimming, golfing, weight lifting and hard labor on his ranch. his annual physicals while in office found him in excellent health with, quote no, history of hypertension or diabetes and with low to very low coronary artery disease risk. >> thank you so much for inviting our rowdy friends to my hanging. >> reporter: during the unveiling of his presid
MSNBC
Aug 6, 2013 3:00pm PDT
caught up and know what the story is. the sale of "the washington post" is a tricky matter for the single region that it is an original source of knowing what you and i should know about. and that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "politicsnation" with al sharpton starts right now. >> thanks, chris, and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, hey, republicans, let's get ready to crumble! the gop is going to cave when it comes to health care. it's not a matter of if, just when. need an example? today president obama visited arizona. and just look who went to the airport to greet him, republican governor jan brewer. look, she is all smiles. gee, isn't that a big change from her last airport pickup. last year, governor brewer was waving her finger in the president's face. she was defiant. back then, she was one of the health care law's strongest critics. that was then. this is now. just listen to her sing the praises of the law just last month. >> in a few minutes, i will sign into law legislation that extends cost-effective health care to hundreds of thousands of a
KRON
Aug 6, 2013 6:00am PDT
washington post co. has a new owner. jeff bezos, the founder of amazon has purchased the newspaper for $250 million. he bought the paper as an individual and not through amazon. he says that he understands the newspapers critical role in washington and that it values will not change. this comes a day after the boston globe was sold to the owner of the boston red sox. the globe sold for $70 million. the new york times co. bought it for 1.1000000020 years ago. billion 20 years ago. line welcome back to opening bell on wall street. u.s. exports are on all arise. they are headed three and half below. this is good news. >> ashton kuchersher will be playing steve jobs. >> we are tracking a big red that is carrying a large load of lumber. this is so heavy that they cannot deal with it. caltran had to stand for a another tow truck. this is likely to be out there for some time. this is our house bought a again today. thankfully it is only one lane that is blocked. nevertheless the impact is going to be felt. the drive time is now over 20 minutes. the 880 approach to the bay bridge is also backe
ABC
Aug 6, 2013 4:00am PDT
, washington. >> we'll, of course, stay on top of that story and bring you any developments. >>> and another scene we've been watching overnight, a fast-moving wildfire that's threatened hundreds of homes in southern california. the fire started in cleveland national forest and grew quickly, as temperatures neared 100 degrees. residents in the town of lake elsinore were forced to leave as ash rained down on their homes and entire neighborhoods were enveloped in smoke. a dc-10 was called in to drop fire retardant. but there is good news. some residents have now been able to go back home as crews are making progress. >>> more news breaking overnight. air travelers could face delays this morning after a global ticketing system crash. the sabre system is used by hundreds of airlines at more than 100 airports around the world. among the u.s. airlines affected are jetblue, american and alaska air. sabre says its system is slowly being returned to service. >>> breaking news in the middle east. two suspected al qaeda members have been arrested at the airport in cairo, egypt. authorities say
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